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go up

Meaning: If something like a price or a rate goes up, it becomes higher.

Synonym: rise, increase

For example:

  • go up If the economy is in a period of inflation, prices and incomes are going up.

  • go up Whenever Jerry sees the girl who lives next door, his blood pressure goes up.

Quick Quiz:

If the cost of living is going up, most things are getting
  1. more expensive
  2. less expensive
  3. too expensive

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